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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #328 - ἀναζώννυμι
- to gird up
- metaph. be prepared
- a metaphor derived from the practice of the Orientals, who in order to be unimpeded in their movements were accustomed, when starting a journey or engaging in any work, to bind their long flowing garments closely around their bodies and fastened them with a leather belt.
ἀναζώννῡμι or -ύω,
1. fut. -ζώσω, gird up again, recall to service, metaph., τινὰ ἐπὶ τοὺς λόγους Them. Or. 18.224a; τὸ ἕκτον βιβλίον πρὸς τὴν ἀϊδίαν κίνησιν Simp. in Ph. 1118.6: — Med., ἀ. τὰς ὀσφύας gird up one's loins, 1 Peter 1:13; ἀ. πέπλους Nonn. D. 19.73; ἀνεζωσμένοι, Lat. alte praecincti, Polycr. ap. Ath. 4.139d: — Pass., to be held in check, of passions, Ph. 1.117.
2. Med., c. acc., πόλεμον embark on, Eust. Epiph. p.361 D.
† ἀνα -ζώννυμι ,
[in LXX: Judges 18:16, Proverbs 31:17 (H2296)*;]
to gird up: fig., τ . ὀσφύας τ . διανοίας , 1 Peter 1:13.†
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